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Yummy Homemade Ice Cream Recipe Ideas

Updated on February 28, 2009

Homemade ice cream is really simple to make.There are many homemade ice cream makers available to make yummy homemade ice cream on the market and they are incredibly affordable. Although, it is cheaper in many cases to just buy your favorite kind of ice cream in the store, it's not near as much as making your own homemade ice cream with your kids or a group of adults.

All you need is a homemade ice cream maker, some rock salt, some ice, some sugar, some vanilla, and milk. But that's boring and everyone loves ice cream with a little flavor. Here are some homemade ice cream recipes that everyone can find something to enjoy.

Homemade Ice Cream is Yummy!
Homemade Ice Cream is Yummy!

The Basic Homemade Ice Cream Ingredients

The Ice Cream Maker

  • Rock Salt
  • Crushed Ice

To make the ice cream your need a combination of ice and rock salt. Crushed ice works best. Use the specified amount of rock salt to ice that your ice cream maker reccommends.

The Ice Cream

  • 2 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk, Half & Half, Or Cream
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla

Play And Freeze Homemade Ice Cream Maker Is Fun For Kids And Adults

Fun Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

Follow the homemade ice cream recipe listed above, and consider adding a 1/4 to 1/2 cup of any of the following or any combination of the following. Because of the water content of many fruits, the consistency may not be as firm. If adding a syrup or sauce use only 2 to 3 tablespoons per 1 cup of milk or creme, do not add hot, a warm consistency is best.


  • Strawberry's
  • Peaches
  • Cherries (consider adding chocolate with cherries)
  • Banana
  • Blue Berries

Melons will not work because the water content is too high. Otherwise, use your imagination


  • Hershey's Chocolate, Carmel, or Butterscotch syrup
  • Almonds, Pecans, Peanuts
  • Candy (chop up candy bars into small pieces)
  • Fluff or other Marshmallow Creme
  • Graham Cracker
  • Crushed Cookies

Cold Fudge

Cold fudge has a thicker consistency then hot fudge. it stays soft in the ice cream but does not weaken the firmness of the homemade ice cream.

Cold fudge is the product used in ice cream stores to make ice cream cakes. It's a fantastic ingredient and can be found in baking isles.

Yummy Combinations

Have fun with your icecream. Do not limit yourself. Mix and Match to make your favorite flavors just like you'd buy in the store. Visit the cake decorating and candy areas of the grocery store to find new ideas.

  • Carmel and Pecans
  • Chocolate and fruits
  • Chocolate, crushed graham cracker, and Fluff Marshmallow Creme
  • Chocolate and Crushed Cookies
  • Snickers and Heath Candy Bars
  • Cold Fudge and Peanuts
  • Jimmies and cold fudge

Host a homemade ice cream party!
Host a homemade ice cream party!

Host A Homemade Ice Cream Party

Whether you do it just to make ice cream, or your having a different kind of party and your looking for something cool and different to serve your guests homemade ice cream is a fun addition to any party.

You will need at least 2 homemade ice cream makers for a get together of 4 to 6. Place a generous amount of fun ingredients out so that guests can have fun putting together their favorite combinations.


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